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  • Pearl Harbor 2.0

    12/07/2012 6:18:42 PM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 07 Dec 2012 | John Koster
    The “infamy” of December 7, 1941, is deeper than most Americans have ever imagined. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was almost certainly the result of a Soviet plot—“Operation Snow”—carried out by Harry Dexter White, a figure of enormous influence in the Roosevelt administration and a known Soviet spy. Americans remember Pearl Harbor as the work of a Japanese military machine hell-bent on a war of conquest. The truth is more complicated. The imperial regime had faced severe political shocks throughout the 1930s. Two attempts on the life of Emperor Hirohito—one by a Japanese communist whose father was a member...
  • Russian Ambassador Says Poland Was Partly to Blame for World War II

    09/26/2015 5:52:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
    The Russian ambassador to Poland has prompted outrage here for putting some of the blame for World War II on Poland, creating a new spat amid deepening tensions between the nations. Ambassador Sergey Andreev of Russia on Friday described the Soviet Union’s 1939 invasion of Poland as an act of self-defense, not aggression. Poland’s Foreign Ministry responded on Saturday, saying the ambassador “undermines historical truth” and seemed to be trying to justify the crimes of Stalin, then the Soviet leader. World War II began after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sealed a pact in 1939 that included a secret...
  • Honor the Victims of Communism and Nazism On Black Ribbon Day

    08/24/2015 11:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 24, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The Soviet Union may have collapsed, but its decades’ long reign of terror shall not be forgotten. The 20th century was marked by intense tragedy due to the pernicious ideologies of National Socialism and global communism that killed over 100 million people. Millions suffered and died under the tyrannical rule of both Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany and Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, respectively. While the former usually receives resounding condemnation, the latter – particularly the Soviet variant – is wholly ignored by many today. That is why it is imperative to celebrate Black Ribbon Day on August 23rd,...
  • Why Progressives Are Wrong to Revere Margaret Sanger

    08/21/2015 2:26:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/21/15 | Paul Kengor
    Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds”.Hillary Clinton glows that she is “in awe of” Sanger. She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood’s “highest honor” that year: its coveted Margaret Sanger Award.Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, President Barack Obama, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a “race of thoroughbreds” and purging...
  • Hollywood Traitors Supported Hitler and Stalin: An Interview with Allan Ryskind

    05/13/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May, 13, 2015 | Brett M. Decker
    Hard-core Communists in Hollywood, and by that I mean those with party cards and whose allegiance was to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union, not the United States, made a major effort to take over the movie industry and nearly succeeded. The much-maligned House Un-American Activities Committee, as even liberal Hollywood historians Larry Ceplair and Steven Englund acknowledge, uncovered over 200 party members in Hollywood. My dad, Morrie Ryskind, one of the few outspoken anti-Communist screenwriters in Hollywood, said the number was closer to 300. They were part of a broad conspiracy of subversives who had penetrated America’s most critical...
  • 'Cowboy zionist’ who led the Exodus

    05/11/2008 10:22:47 PM PDT · by XR7 · 17 replies · 202+ views
    FinancialTimes ^ | 9/10/08 | Sue Cameron
    It was more an embarrassment than a ship. Nearly 20 years old, its single tall funnel poked out above dilapidated decks and scarred paintwork. It was heading for the breaker’s yard until the Haganah, the Jewish underground, bought it. Now, loaded with more than 4,500 Jewish refugees, many of them Holocaust survivors, it was approaching the Palestinian port of Haifa and its moment of destiny. Its commander that July day in 1947 was Yossi Harel, who has died at 90. The ship was the USS President Warfield but Harel had renamed it Exodus 1947. Nearing Haifa it was pursued by...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: A large war is looming

    12/09/2014 9:03:11 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 63 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 6 Dec 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The world is changing and becoming even more dangerous — in a way we’ve seen before. In the decade before World War I, the near-100-year European peace that had followed the fall of Napoleon was taken for granted. Yet it abruptly imploded in 1914. Prior little wars in the Balkans had seemed to predict a much larger one on the horizon — and were ignored. The exhausted Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires were spent forces unable to control nationalist movements in their provinces. The British Empire was fading. Imperial Germany was rising. Czarist Russia was beset with revolutionary rebellion. As power...
  • One Man Found a Mysterious Box in a Dumpster – What was in it was Absolutely Baffling

    11/15/2014 11:18:16 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    One Man Found a Mysterious Box in a Dumpster – What was in it was Absolutely Baffling... -The box was handmade from wood, fit with hinges, a handle and a pair of locks. -From what was written here, it appears that the author had an experience that was definitely not from here. -A hand-drawn table of the elements. -This patent is not filed with the United States Patent Office – but the drawings are remarkably detailed. But this is not the weirdest part… -Oddly, this map shows air travel routes. - lot of the maps are hand-drawn with a “center”...
  • (MUST SEE) Vintage 1939 PHOTO: US Lawmen Dragging Fugitve Across US-Mexico Border; El Paso, Texas

    12/14/2013 12:10:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1939 | Luis Marden / National Geographic
    circa 1939: Dragging a fugitive across the border, near El Paso, Texas, USA Picture by Luis Marden / National Geographic.
  • Vintage Photos of an Elephant Tea Party - 1939

    06/08/2013 4:42:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1939 | Retronaut
    1939: Elephant tea party
  • The Unsung British Hero With His Own Schindler’s List

    05/18/2013 6:22:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 May 2013 | Neil Tweedie
    Nicholas Winton rescued hundreds of young Jews from the Nazis and is a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. We meet some of the children he savedThe birthday party will be modest and understated, in keeping with the man. Sir Nicholas Winton is 104 tomorrow and naturally some of his children will be there to wish him well. Not only his blood offspring but those known as Winton’s Children – the ones he saved from near-certain death three-quarters of a century ago. Nicholas – Nicky – Winton hates to be thought of as a hero, hates being compared with Oskar...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • December 2, 1942: Enrico Fermi and atomic Chicago

    12/01/2012 8:05:44 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | 12-2-11 | John Schmidt
    The story begins with a letter from Albert Einstein to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. The celebrated physicist warned the president that Nazi Germany was developing the makings of an atomic bomb. Roosevelt knew what would happen if Hitler got such a weapon. The president ordered a massive secret project to make sure the U.S. beat him to it. Scientists from all over the country were enlisted in the effort. Early in 1942 Enrico Fermi and a team of physicists gathered at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory. Their goal was to develop a self-sustaining nuclear pile. This was the...

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Only Angels Have Wings"(1939)

    10/21/2012 3:13:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1939 | Howard Hawks This week's feature is Howard Hawks' excellent 1939 classic adventure about courageous mail pilots in South America and the women who love them. Cary Grant exceeds in a John Wayne/Humphrey Bogart-type role as their leader and the beautiful Rita Hayworth impresses in one of her earliest performances as his ex-flame. Definitely one of Hawks' best and the finest of his 5 films starring Mr. Grant.
  • Bonhoeffer's Message: No Compromise With Evil (100th Anniversay of His Birth)

    02/04/2006 5:02:10 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies · 219+ views ^ | February 3, 2006 | Steve Argo
    Seekers of peace and social justice should take note of today's 100th birthday celebration of the life of German theologian and Nazi resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer. As much as anyone - and as early as anyone - Bonhoeffer spoke out against the wickedness of Adolf Hitler's regime and took some of the most significant actions to thwart it. It was Bonhoeffer and a small circle of Lutheran ministers who first condemned the virulent anti-Semitism and reawakened militarism in Germany. It was Bonhoeffer who most loudly denounced his country's suicidal summons for war. It was Bonhoeffer who attacked the timidity of German...
  • One-of-a-kind transparent "Ghost Car" sold at auction

    07/31/2011 4:23:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 7/30/11 | Mary Wisniewski
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some car enthusiasts prefer black - some red. But a buyer at a Michigan auction Saturday got a truly one-of-a-kind color -- transparent. The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," first displayed at the New York World's Fair and later at the Smithsonian Institution, was sold Saturday for $308,000. Originally built for $25,000, the car with a Plexiglas body was the first transparent car built in America...
  • US Congress 1939 records foreign Arab immigration into 'vacant land' of Palestine

    01/06/2011 6:46:29 PM PST · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    The following is a remarkable speech given in 1939 by John William McCormack (1891 - 1980) of Massachusetts, Representative to the House, on a 'Jewish Homeland' in Palestine. Protesting harshly the British (White Papers) restriction on Jewish immigration while Arab immigration is allowed to flow. Citing the great approval by 5 presidents and an array of high officials all praising the great achievement done by the Jews in Palestine, uplifting and up-building the land. He notices the Arab immigration of at least 150,000 (equal to that of the Jews') from neighboring countries as well as an overall rise in Arab...
  • Today In History;August 8,1939 A Hush Over Europe

    08/08/2010 10:57:10 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 8,2010 | Winston Churchill
    Broadcast to the United States from London Before the House of Commons summer recess, Churchill makes one final effort to arouse the Great Republic, his term of endearment for the United States, from its reveries, barely four weeks before the outbreak of war in Europe. Holiday time, ladies and gentlemen! Holiday time, my friends across the Atlantic! Holiday time, when the summer calls the toilers of all countries for an all too brief spell from the offices and mills and stiff routine of daily life and breadwinning, and sends them to seek if not rest at least change in new...
  • Reenactment of the Battle of Lowicz, 1939 (pictures, video)

    09/13/2009 11:42:05 AM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 1,250+ views
    various | Sept. 12, 2009
    Reenactment of the Battle of Lowicz, 1939 (pictures, video) Battle of Lowicz was fought between 11 and 14 September, 1939 - being a part of the Battle of the Bzura – the largest battle of 1939 campaign in Poland. Actually – the battle of the Bzura was also the largest counter attack land operation against German forces until 1941. Town of Lowicz was heavily destroyed by the German forces. The first building bombed by the Luftwaffe was the hospital – with its roof marked with huge red cross. Many wounded and ill people got burnt alive there. During the battle...

    05/01/2009 7:23:27 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives, McHenry Library, U.C. Santa Cruz | 5/1/39
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  • Swedish power metal band singing praises of Polish soldiers (see video)

    08/24/2008 1:25:25 PM PDT · by lizol · 28 replies · 1,543+ views ^ | Elzbieta Krajewska
    Swedish power metal band singing praises of Polish soldiers 22.08.2008 A song recorded by a power metal band from Sweden tells the story of a heroic stand by Polish soldiers in World War II. Presented by Elzbieta Krajewska "Baptised in fire, 40 to 1 Spirit of Spartans Death and glory; Soldiers of Poland Second to none" goes the song by the Swedish power metal band Sabaton. They tell the story of the Battle of Wizna, when over four days of September 1939, 720 Polish soldiers under the command of Władysław Raginis held off an attack by more than 42 thousand...
  • Battle of Wizna - the Polish Thermopylae (see the most cool video Sabaton 40-1)

    06/14/2008 1:52:01 PM PDT · by lizol · 10 replies · 1,200+ views
  • Obama, Appeasement, “Diplomacy” and The Democratic Party: Some Perspective

    05/19/2008 12:05:24 PM PDT · by beacon street bandit · 5 replies · 647+ views
    Beacon Street Journal ^ | 5/19/08 | John Kinsellagh
    How woefully ignorant is the Democratic front-runner on matters of national security, international relations and the intractable conflicts that have plagued the Middle East for decades? The recent foreign policy statements of the former community organizer have demonstrated such incorrigibly poor judgment and appalling naivete that three prominent Democrats have seen fit to distance themselves from Obama’s ludicrous position, which he somehow views as virtuous, of meeting unconditionally with the nations enemies. Senator Joe Biden tells us that Obama, “gave the wrong answer” in last July’s YouTube debate, but he assures us that Obama has, “learned a hell of a...
  • Mark your wives: The 1930s marriage test

    05/14/2008 11:09:56 AM PDT · by OB1kNOb · 199 replies · 155+ views ^ | May 14, 2008 | Matthew Moore
    American psychologists have unearthed a “marital rating scale” used by marriage counsellors in 1939 to assess the performance of wives – and the categories make interesting reading for modern couples brought up to believe in the equality of the sexes. Women are awarded marks if they dress for breakfast, ask their husband’s opinions on important decisions and let their partners sleep late on Sundays and holidays.....
  • China's Bhutan incursion alarms India

    12/07/2007 2:51:34 AM PST · by Flavius · 21 replies · 102+ views
    ndtv ^ | 11/7/07 | ndtv
    Thursday, December 6, 2007 (Nitin Gokhale) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee held a high level meeting with top defence officials as India is worried about developments on the eastern front of the country. The Indian Army has raised an alarm at the increasing Chinese forays into Bhutan, which are close to the strategic Chumbi Valley - the tri-junction between India, Bhutan and China. The trouble is a small stretch of China's border with Bhutan. Over the past six months, the Chinese have increasingly started making inroads to the strategically important area.
  • Don’t panic! But they did anyway

    09/17/2007 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Flavius · 9 replies · 367+ views
    times onine ^ | September 16, 2007 | From The Sunday Times
    STAY calm, don’t panic. The Northern Rock bank is not bust even though it has had to be propped up by the Bank of England -so say the government and City bigwigs, writes Richard Woods. But as millions of people digested these messages late last week, a deadly logic took hold. If everything was fine, then what was wrong with nipping down to the nearest Northern Rock branch and removing deposits to some other, perhaps safer, bank? Queues swiftly formed outside branches, and yesterday they were even longer than the day before. In Leeds more than 300 people queued at...
  • Holocaust Denial Will Expand Around The World (Its The 1930s Redux Alert)

    12/13/2006 7:47:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 1,016+ views
    Rush ^ | 12/13/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: (story) "Russia, in March, will start delivering nuclear fuel for a plant that it is building in Iran, the head of the state company in charge of the project said Monday." Now, I thought that Iran was a country rich in oil and in fuel. The head of the outfit here, Sergei Shmatko, "said during a trip to Tehran that he and Iranian officials had discussed financial problems related to the completion of the nuclear plant in Iran's southern port of Bushehr... Shmatko said his company would start preparations in January for nuclear fuel deliveries to Bushehr, and begin...
  • Hard-liners won battle for Bridgeview mosque

    02/08/2004 5:24:46 AM PST · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2004 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe
    Sheik Jamal Said stood before the packed mosque and worked the crowd like an auctioneer. Speaking Arabic, the prayer leader asked for a donation of $10,000. No one responded. He asked for $5,000, and three men raised their hands. < SNIP> The recipient of the worshipers' generosity was Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist accused by the U.S. government of aiding terrorists. And the prayer leader's passionate appeal is a reflection of the ascendancy of Muslim hard-liners at the mosque, one of the most outspoken and embattled in the U.S. The mosque did not become this way without a struggle. Relying...
  • German, Polish Leaders Mark Start of WWII

    09/01/2005 11:38:49 AM PDT · by lizol · 26 replies · 789+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sep 1, 2005 | RYAN LUCAS
    German, Polish Leaders Mark Start of WWII By RYAN LUCAS ASSOCIATED PRESS GDANSK, Poland (AP) - Sirens wailed and religious leaders led prayers for the dead as the presidents of Poland and Germany stood together solemnly Thursday on the Baltic peninsula where World War II began 66 years ago. Horst Koehler is only the second German president to attend the annual ceremonies on the Westerplatte peninsula, following the example of his predecessor, Johannes Rau. His presence comes amid signs of deepening friendship between the former foes, despite some lingering bitterness. More than 50 million people died in nearly six years...
  • Who Started the Second World War?

    05/05/2005 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 119 replies · 5,384+ views
    Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | November 1991 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War? by Viktor Suvorov (London: Harnish Hamilton, 1990); 364 pages; $22.95. In the early hours of September 1, 1939, the military might of Nazi Germany was set loose on Poland. As Panzer divisions crossed the Polish-German border, the German air force began its devastating rain of death on Warsaw and other Polish cities. On September 3, Britain and France declared war on Germany. On September 17, the Soviet Red Army invaded Poland from the east and met up with the German forces at the city of Brest-Litovsk. Poland ceased to exist as an independent...
  • On this day in history:March 17,1939

    03/16/2005 12:28:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 8 replies · 633+ views
    various | 3/16/05 | various
    British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain accuses Adolf Hitler of breaking his word after German troops crossed the Czech frontier.
  • 65 years on: Tales from invaded Poland

    09/01/2004 9:55:14 AM PDT · by lizol · 31 replies · 1,065+ views
    BBC News ^ | Septebmer 1, 2004 | Liam Allen
    65 years on: Tales from invaded Poland By Liam Allen BBC News Online German troops tear their way into Polish territory On 1 September, 1939, German tanks, infantry and cavalry penetrated Polish territory on several fronts. The Germans were closely followed by the Soviet Union, whose troops invaded from the east on 17 September. Sixty-five years on, BBC News Online talks to one London-based Polish woman about how the invasion changed her life irrevocably. Teodozja-Zofia Glodowska discovered her country had been invaded through snatched snippets of conversations from her parents. Little was she to know what impact the invasion would...
  • 1939: Germany invades Poland

    09/01/2004 8:24:03 AM PDT · by lizol · 40 replies · 2,695+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 1, 2004
    1939: Germany invades Poland German forces have invaded Poland and its planes have bombed Polish cities, including the capital, Warsaw. The attack comes without any warning or declaration of war. Britain and France have mobilised their forces and are preparing to wage war on Germany for the second time this century. Just before dawn today, German tanks, infantry and cavalry penetrated Polish territory on several fronts with five armies, a total of 1.5 million troops. My grandfather was killed on the train travelling to Warsaw when it was bombed by the German air force Soon afterwards German planes bombarded the...
  • Associated Press: "World Climate Getting Warmer, Scientists Told" [1939 article]

    01/23/2004 3:00:25 AM PST · by mikewats · 8 replies · 269+ views
    Associated Press | Nov. 6, 1939
    [as printed in the Chicago Tribune, Monday, November 6, 1939, on page 9] WORLD CLIMATE GETTING WARMER, SCIENTISTS TOLD Weather Reports for 20 Years Show Rise New York, Nov. 4 (AP) - World-wide evidence that climate is getting warmer was presented today to the temperature symposium of the American Institute of Physics. The change may be the start of one of the major changes in climate which the earth has not known since geological time, long before any recorded history. The geological changes of the past have been determined from rock and mineral deposits showing several ice ages, scattered thru...
  • Let the Hate Begin (Yankees-Red Sox Style)

    03/28/2003 1:51:40 PM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 76 replies · 968+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/28/3 | By RUSS SMITH
    <p>Granted, there is upheaval in the world and there are battles where a great deal is at stake -- life itself. All the more precious, then, the minor skirmishes on the home front that mean a great deal in a small way and remind us of how lucky we are to feel innocent hatreds, from summer to summer, at the ballpark.</p>